VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
French guitarist, composer and arranger Roland Dyens was born in Tunis on 19 October 1955. He studied guitar with Alberto Ponce and Désiré Dondeyne, and won several prizes for his guitar playing and composition. He was known for his ability at improvising, and often began concerts with an improvised piece.
He was professor of guitar at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Roland Dyens died on 29 October 2016, aged sixty-one.
Ensemble. Charm, Skill and Versatility - Ron Bierman listens to Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in festive mood
CD Spotlight. A Master of Improvisation - Music by Roland Dyens played by Anna Mnich and recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'The guitarist is clean in her execution, sympathetic in her musical treatment and her harmonics are flawless.'
Refreshingly Poetic - Eleftheria Kotzia returns to Derby, and Mike Wheeler listens